Congratulations to Diana Steele, who was the first to answer all the questions correctly in The Island News’ Patriotic Quiz. Below are the answers.


1. The 13 red and white stripes on the U.S. flag represent what?

Thirteen Original Colonies

2. On the first U.S. flag, why were the 13 stars sewn in a circle?

So no one colony would be viewed above another

3. Who was the only president to be born on Independence Day, July 4, 1872?

President Calvin Coolidge

4. There were two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later became presidents who died on the same day, July 4, 1826, which was the 50th Anniversary of the declaration. Who were the presidents?

Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

5. Which president ordered the “Star Spangled Banner” to be played publicly?

President Woodrow Wilson

6. The first National Park was established in 1872.  Which one was it?

Yellowstone National Park

7. Which of the United States’ armed services is the oldest?

U.S. Army

8. In 1991, the Gulf War was renamed “Operation Dessert Storm.” What was the operation named prior to 1991?

Operation Desert Shield

9. On August 18, 1920, who received the right to vote in the U.S.?


10. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

A Baptist minister, Francis Bellamy



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